Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn CUpcakes

Are you getting tired of me telling you how much I love candy corn yet?  It really isn’t even so much the taste of candy corn – athough I do love that too but it’s just that candy corn is so cute!

I have been waiting to share today’s recipe with you for a year now!  I found this idea last Halloween over at  Our Sweet Life.

I printed it off and stuck it in my Candy Corn File – yes I have a file just for candy corn ideas!

Wednesday night I was asked to teach a cupcake class to some of the young women at church so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to make Candy Corn Cupakes.

Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen!?!?!?!?


Our Sweet Life’s version were done in mini cupcake tins but mine are full size.

I made a trip to our local decorating shop – The Decorette Shop and found some fun candy corn themed items.  If you don’t have a local cake decorating shop you can find lots of fun things on line at  Bake it Pretty including these fun candy corn looking cupcake liners  I used.

You can use your favorite white or vanilla cupcake recipe or if you must use a white cake mix.  I am still on the search for the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe.  For the candy corn cupcakes I used the Joy of Baking recipe.  I liked it but I think I will keep looking – have any suggestions for me?  I loved the addition of the lemon zest the recipe calls for.

I used my favorite basic buttercream recipe for the frosting.

One of the other items I found at the Decorate Shop was these darling sprinkles – I couldn’t resist.  They look just like candy corn!!

But here is the best part…..

Candy Corn CUpcakes

You add food coloring to the batter and even the inside of the cupcake looks like candy corn!!!

You divide your cake batter in half, adding yellow to one and orange to the other.  Add the yellow batter first into the cupcake liners and then freeze the batter for about 10 minutes and then add the layer of orange and bake!   Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

The white frosting on the top makes it look just like a piece of candy corn!
Candy Corn CUpcakes

Does it get any cuter!!!

Candy Corn cupcakes are sure to be the hit of any Halloween Party you have to attend this next week!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Colleen says

    Adorable, what a great idea! I made a similar recipe last weekend. I made pumpkin cupcakes , topped them with cream cheese frosting and shaved pieces of Candy Corn Hershey Kisses. They were a hit! I’ll have to give this one a try…how creative!

  2. Tamara says

    How creative and fun. I am enjoying the grandchildren in Arizona and they love them too. So many fun recipes to try in the “To Try” folder. THANKS!

  3. says

    OMG! Those are fabulous! I am a huge fan of candy corn myself and will totally be making these cupcakes for my Halloween party next weekend. Thank you so very very much for posting this. I was just going to do plain ol’ cupcakes but now I will have something COOL like this.

    I really love the sprinkles. They look exactly like candy corn! So awesome.

  4. says

    I think we will make these for the fall festival cake walk! I love candy corn, too! I will have to email you my cookie recipe!
    And I love the candy corn Hershey’s kisses, but I can’t find them this year! At least I know you can still get them in other parts of the country!

  5. Emmy says

    So cute! I love the look of candy corn too. I have lots of candles shaped like candy corn. My friend makes really cute candy corn shaped sugar cookies. She makes the dough orange then dips the bottom in chocolate the top in white chocolate. I just love Halloween!

  6. Maggie says

    I love to make and decorate cakes like you. I have found that me favorite cake is Duncan Hinze cake mixes, just the regular ones not the butter or pudding . I just add what ever extras I like to change it up. The texture of this mix is always perfect and there isn’t a phony flavor after taste. I have always had very good feed back from all that I have done.

  7. Mary Kathryn says

    I do NOT like candy corn at all (maybe I ate too much when I was little). But these ARE the cutest things ever!!!!

  8. says

    I don’t necessarily love the taste of candy corn, but I love how cute and colorful they are. I love all things candy corn though! Those are very cute and clever. I am going to have to add this to my growing list of candy corn goodies.

  9. Sheila says

    Theese are just way too cute and look delicious also. I just received the cupcake holders in the mail today that I ordered from here and am going to make these for Thanksgiving this year so ill let you know how they turned out . . . ok bye for now from Arizona . . .


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